Beach Bound Events for 2014 are still being discussed. Contact Event Coordinator for additional Information.
HERMIT WEEK ONE ONLY: February 24 – March 2, 2012
JUMPSTART MASTERCLASS: October 26 – November 1, 2012
BEACH BOUND WEEKEND RETREAT: Agent and Editor Extravaganza! November 2 – 4, 2012
HERMIT WEEK TWO: November 4 – 11, 2012
Please click on each event above for specifics and more info!
Our mansion for the November events
Our mansion for the February events
Imagine yourself sitting on the deck of this fabulous beachfront house surrounded by fellow writers, discussing the morning’s workshop, or maybe the fantastic Lowcountry dinner last night…. You get up, fix yourself a drink and grab some leftover chocolate cake, contemplate a lazy walk on the beach. But no, you don’t want to miss the afternoon speaker. Or networking with the impressive array of published authors attending the retreat, getting the inside skinny on how to submit your ms to your targeted publisher (and trust me, that’s the only “skinny” that’ll be around this weekend). Then the LRWA BEACH BOUND RETREAT is for you! This year we have arranged an extra special program for you–four editors and agents will answer all the questions you might have about the publishing process.
But if you would prefer to grab your laptop and closet yourself in your private room, or out on one of several fantastic ocean-view decks, or in some cozy corner of this multi-million dollar mansion, and JUST WRITE, then you should choose one of the two LRWA HERMIT WEEKS. We will be strictly enforcing a quiet worktime atmosphere during the days, but in the evenings we will gather for a collective mealtime and socializing. Naturally, if you prefer to continue to work, no one will bother you. The number of Hermit Week attendees will be very limited, so get your reservation in early!
But wait! That’s not all! We are thrilled to continue to bring you our famous annual JUMPSTART MASTER CLASS, directly preceding the retreat weekend. In this exciting week, four or more best-selling, award-winning authors will lead beginner and intermediate workshops in all the important craft aspects of writing, which will allow you to give that first or second novel a real kick start. Three solid workshops per day plus group manuscript critiquing in the evenings are included in this super-intensive week. This year, in order to fast-track our attendees into the exciting new indie publishing opportunities on offer today, we are trying something different and unique. Our high-powered self-publication track will teach you everything you need to know to take advantage of this new and lucrative alternative to traditional publishing. Come with a polished manuscript. Leave with a published book!
Our two beachfront mansions are within a few blocks of a grocery store, several great restaurants, and a quaint island shopping area. Historic downtown Charleston is a short 15 minute drive. Charleston International Airport is just 25 minutes away.
ALL reservations will be taken on a first-come-first-served basis.
Please note that the February Hermit Week will be held at a different venue than the November events. The two mansions are just 4 doors apart, and both have the same wonderful on-the-beach location and million-dollar amenities.
2012 Fees per person
JUMPSTART MASTERCLASS FEE*:
$550, LRWA: $30 discount**
Includes workshops, shared room with your own bed, breakfasts and lunches
$275, LRWA: $15 discount**
Includes workshops, breakfasts and lunches
BEACH BOUND WEEKEND RETREAT FEE*:
$250, LRWA: $165
Includes workshops, shared room, and all meals Friday supper through Sunday brunch
the general public is welcome!
Saturday and Sunday**: $125, LRWA: $85
**Fee includes workshops, all meals on Saturday and brunch Sunday;
Sunday only*: $75
*Fee includes workshops and brunch Sunday
Friday welcome dinner: $20 flat fee (daytrippers only)
HERMIT WEEK FEE*:
Single ocean view $550; Double ocean view $500;
Single island view $500; Double island view $450, LRWA: $30 discount on island view room only**
Includes private or shared room, breakfasts and lunches
* The fine print: CANCELLATION AND REFUND POLICY: For February Hermit week full payment is required at time of registration. No refunds will be given for cancellations. For November events, a deposit or full payment is required with your registration. Full payment is required by July 31. Refunds will be given for written cancellations (minus a $50 handling fee) received on or before July 31. After July 31, refunds will be given (minus a $50 handling fee) only if you or LRWA are able to fill your reserved spot with a paying attendee. NO EXCEPTIONS for any reason whatsoever.
** To receive chapter discount, FULL payment must be received by July 31.
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